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Criminal Justice Act

The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is accepting new applications for appointment, and applications for reappointment, to the panel of attorneys under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, through September 6, 2024.

The Court encourages is committed to diversity highly qualified and experienced criminal defense attorneys who reflect the diversity of the community, including but not limited to ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, disability, and age, to apply for membership on the CJA Panel for the District. Assignments to the Panel will be for a three-year period, beginning January 1, 2025.

Applications may be submitted for assignment to the Brooklyn or Central Islip panels, or both. The Committee is also seeking applications from practitioners whose experience is uniquely suited to handling petitions for post-conviction relief.

The application form is available here:

Instructions are available here:

Completed applications must be submitted no later than September 6, 2024 by electronic submission here:

Please contact Brenna B. Mahoney, Clerk of Court, at, if you experience difficulty uploading an application.


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Private investigator Joseph P. Dwyer was arrested on October 22, 2014, and charged in the Southern District of New York with mail fraud and for paying bribes to a New York City Police Officer to obtain confidential reports from a federal law enforcement database. He is currently suspended from further practice before this Court.